The trailer for Case 39 has gone online and it’s of that wonderful variety that shows the entire freaking movie. Of course, I suppose there are folks who are happy it’s been shown at all after sitting on the shelf for such a long time. How long? It was originally slated to come out on August 8th, 2008. Now it’s being rushed out into theaters and I’m a little surprised it’s not going directly to DVD.
Case 39 centers on a social worker (Renée Zellweger) who takes in an abused girl. That could make for an uplifting drama. But it turns out that the girl’s parents were cruel to her for a reason: the child—while not evil herself—brings on supernatural horrors to those around her. So the message of the movie is apparently, “Don’t help kids.” Hit the jump to check out the trailer and the official synopsis. Case 39 opens on October 1st.
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Here’s the official synopsis for Case 39:
In CASE 39, family services social worker Emily Jenkins (Renée Zellweger) thinks she has seen it all… until she meets 10-year old Lilith Sullivan (Jodelle Ferland) and the child’s cruel and dangerous parents. Her worst fears are confirmed when the parents try to harm Lily, their only daughter. Frightened for her life, Emily enlists the help of Detective Mike Barron (Ian McShane) and takes Lily in while she continues the search for the perfect foster family. Just as it seems as though Lily is on her way to a more loving home, under the guidance of Emily and psychiatrist (Bradley Cooper), dark forces surrounding this young girl come to light and, little do they know, their attempts to protect her will only bring on greater horror…